The Savage Resurrection

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The Savage Resurrection
Origin Richmond, California, United States
Genres Psychedelic rock, acid rock, garage rock
Years active 1967–1968
Labels Mercury
Past members Bill Harper
Randy Hammon
John Palmer
Steve Lage (deceased)
Jeff Myer

The Savage Resurrection were an American psychedelic rock band from the San Francisco Bay area, and were active in between 1967 and 1968.[1] The band were known as one of the youngest psychedelic rock bands in the area, with their 16 year-old lead guitarist, Randy Hammon, who is the cousin of Blue Cheer drummer Paul Whaley.[1][2]


Founded in 1967, the group was signed to Mercury Records, on which they released their eponymous debut in 1968.[1] Their album was produced by Abe "Voco" Kesh who is famous with his work with the band Blue Cheer and Harvey Mandel.[1] Their sound was close to groups such as Love and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.[1][3] Singer Bill Harper and bassist Steve Lage quit the band shortly thereafter, leading to the demise of the group.[1] The band continued on touring until late 1968 and then disbanded.[1]

Nick Saloman of The Bevis Frond has cited the Savage Resurrection as one of his biggest influences and, in October 2008, performed a live set with guitarist Randy Hammon.[4] There was some suspicion that Randy Hammon was actually Randy Holden due to some citing that was done in Joe Carducci's book, The Pop Narcotic; this seems to be a misconception.[citation needed]

Former band member Steve Lage, who was born Stephen Allen Lage, on August 15, 1947, died on July 25, 2010, in Oakland, California.[5]

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  • "Thing in E"/"Fox Is Sick" (Mercury 72778) 1968
  • "Thing in E"/"Fox Is Sick" [Reissue] (Mercury 72778 1-35789) 1968


  • The Savage Resurrection (Mercury SR 61156) 1968
  • The Savage Resurrection [Reissue] (Mercury 134 068 MFY) 1968


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Savage Resurrection Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Blue Cheer - News". Blue Cheer. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Savage Resurrection Album Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Men of the Moment: Bevis Frond interview". Perfect Sound Forever. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  5. ^ - accessed December 2010

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